Amy Lilly's Blog Posts

Benefit to Buying at an Early Age

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future WealthAccording to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age.

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New Spring Real Estate Market

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you

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Multigenerational Living

5 Reasons to Consider Living in a Multigenerational HomeDid you know that 1 in 6 Americans currently live in a multigenerational household?According to Generations United, the number of

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National "Cut Your Energy Costs" Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall

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Buyers are Waiting for Your House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your HouseIf you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months

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The Best Investment for Americans?

What is the Best Investment for Americans?Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable

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Forget the Price of the Home, What Matters is the Cost!

Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters.Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down. When demand outpaces supply, prices appreciate.&

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Americans' Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an InvestmentThe Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The

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Now's the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s

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Buyers Are Looking For Your Home

Buyers Are Looking For Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million.The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months

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Why List Your Home in the Winter?

The #1 Reason to List Your House in the WinterMany sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What

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Today, on Veterans Day, we salute you...

75 Years of VA Home Loan BenefitsToday, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice.This year marks the 75th anniversary

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Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November!

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Spring Forward!!!

Preparing to Spring Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2:00

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Housing Market Will "Spring Forward" This Year!

The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” 

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2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND Sellers

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND SellersMany homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their

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Home Prices Are Coming in for a SOFT Landing....

No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT LandingHome prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic

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Is Home Equity Important in Retirement Planning?

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement PlanningWe often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the

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Why is a Normal Market Just What We Need?

Why A Normal Market is Just What We NeedThe housing market has been hot for a while now. Homes have been flying off the shelves as fast as they have been listed. Buyers have been competing in

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Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are you Ready to Move?

Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really

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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than EverStudy after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their

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